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Con of Futures Past
Cedar Rapids Doubletree - October 16-18, 2015
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Saturday, October 17 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
What's your Origin Story

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Bruce Wayne was fueled by the death of his parents. Peter Parker by the death of his uncle. Everyone has an origin story and our panelists want to share theirs with you. Find out what inspired our guests to jump head first into the world of science fiction, fantasy and horror.

Moderator
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Shannon Ryan

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Shannon lives in Marion, Iowa. He writes weird, funny stories in the urban fantasy | genre. He currently has three novels out: Minion of Evil about satanic | telemarketers, and Fangs for Nothing which follows a loser vampire “living” in his | parents’ basement. His latest book Panic No More is about a computer | programmer harassed by a Greek God. His short fiction has been featured in | Slate’s Today’s Blogs and... Read More →

Speakers/Panelists/Moderators
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Dennis W. Green

Author
Best known in Iowa for his long career as a radio personality, Dennis’s on-air adventures were covered by newspapers from Anchorage to Los Angeles, and he has received awards from Billboard Magazine, JazzWeek, and many community organizations. | His first novel, "Traveler," a sci-fi thriller in the tradition of Daniel Suarez and Dean Koontz, came out in 2013. It finished in the top ten of the 2014 Ben Franklin Independent Publishing awards... Read More →
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Letti Prell

Author
Lettie is having a good year so far, with science fiction story sales to Analog and Apex (publication forthcoming). Her previous stories have appeared in Apex Magazine and its Book of Apex anthology; Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine; Paranormal Underground and elsewhere. One of her stories was also featured on the StarShipSofa podcast. Lettie likes to explore the edge where humans and their technology are increasingly merging. She is also... Read More →
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Sarah Prineas

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Sarah is the author of the award winning middle-grade fantasy Magic Thief series, which has been published in 19 languages around the world. In addition to being a 2009 E. B. White Read-Aloud honor book and an NCTE notable book, The Magic Thief  is on sixteen state reading lists and is the Beehive Award winning children’s novel of 2010 in Utah, a 2011 Golden Sower honor book in Nebraska, and a Rebecca Caudill honor book in Illinois... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2015 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Room #315 Cedar Rapids Doubletree, 350 1st Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids IA 52401

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